Bideford UK- Manteo USA twinning live on the Web

THE coming together of Bideford in North Devon and Manteo in North Carolina in an official twinning ceremony will be a unique occasion -broadcast live on the Internet. The long-awaited twinning ceremony takes place in Manteo at 7pm this Sunday evening, UK

THE coming together of Bideford in North Devon and Manteo in North Carolina in an official twinning ceremony will be a unique occasion -broadcast live on the Internet.

The long-awaited twinning ceremony takes place in Manteo at 7pm this Sunday evening, UK time.

Mayor of Bideford Cllr Andy Powell and the Mayor of Manteo will sign the twinning charter to cement a modern relationship between the two communities going back 25 years and historic links spanning more than four centuries.

Mr Powell is in North Carolina taking part in an archaeological dig with marine archaeologist Dr Mark Horton and students from Bristol University in a bid to establish Bideford's links among the first US settlers.

To see the signing of the twinning charter live, go to the new Bideford Town Council website www.bideford-tc.gov.uk on Sunday night. The right hand side of the home page features a picture of a native American, beneath which is a direct link to the video site.

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